Legal soundness comes to open source distribution

John Cowan jcowan at
Sat Aug 3 15:30:54 UTC 2002

Russell Nelson scripsit:

> If you could put restrictions on modification, then BitKeeper is open
> source.  

The GPL puts modest restrictions on modification, at least of interactive
programs.  All OS licenses, or nearly all, prevent you from modifying
the copyright notices.

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